2 lbs. shipping weight?
As the late great George Carlin used to say, “That’s some _ heavy _ sh*t, man!” :smileyvery-happy:
Sweet lookin’ card reader though (if you need one). But when you can pick up an 8 gig card for like 13 bucks now, I’m not so sure the speed difference (if any) would be worth the price offset.
TheMarkster did some benchmark speed tests and found that even the no-name generic cards imported from Hong Kong transferred much faster than what they were labeled as. Maybe that’s why the new 16GB cards are only labeled as Class 2. Maybe there isn’t much difference anymore as there used to be?
I didn’t already have a reader, so it was worth it for me. The thing really is tiny, barely bigger than the Micro card. Plus I had a gift card, so it didn’t really cost me anything.
As to the class rating, remember that it’s the minimum guaranteed transfer rate. That means that no matter what size files or what area of the card is being accessed, the rate should never drop below the class rating. It could be much higher depending on file size, etc. But if a card is Class 2, then there is some scenario where the transfer rate will drop below Class 4. Of course, it may not be a scenario you ever run into, so it might not matter that much in practice.